Stephen is a local resident who started his working life cutting railway sleepers in Central Queensland.
He has since worked his way through two degrees in public sector management, various construction qualifications and most recently headed up the local district office of the Department of Public Works.
He is also heavily involved in the local community, including being past president of the Rotary Club of Bundaberg Sunrise and the current district chairman of the local Rotary Youth Exchange program.
Stephen entered politics after being elected as Member for Burnett in the 2012 State elections. Since then he has made his mark at Parliament by being a strong and constant voice for his constituents in the Burnett. In addition, Stephen is the Shadow Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence and Shadow Minister for Veterans.
Stephen is married with three adult children, all of whom were educated locally and two of whom remain in the region working in the construction industry.
Stephen Bennett’s local plan:
- Fight for improved road transport infrastructure to fix local roads and upgrade the Bruce Highway.
- Fight for more police officers and a stronger justice system to deal with crime in our region.
- Fight for improved access to health care services and smaller waiting lists.
- Assist projects to cleanup, fix up and help conserve the local environment through the LNP’s environment grants program including for tree planting, restoring degraded land, rubbish removal, clearing waterways, run-off reduction and water quality improvement and monitoring the level of pollutants in streams.
- Fight for commonsense outcomes that allow people to enjoy their fishing throughout the region.